PALO ALTO (CBS/AP) — Imagine the potential treasures inside the stolen iPad of the late Steve Jobs: secret corporate documents, personal correspondence and maybe even game prototypes.

But professional entertainer Kenny the Clown, who unwittingly received the stolen tablet after the Apple co-founder’s Palo Alto home was burglarized last month, said he never examined the touch-screen device’s contents.

The 47-year-old clown, whose real name is Kenneth Kahn, had no idea the iPad came from the Jobs residence until a friend who gave it to him was charged with burglary and police had confiscated the device.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

Authorities said 35-year-old Kariem McFarlin stole iPods, Macs, jewelry and Jobs’ wallet. He was due in court Monday and recently hired a lawyer.

Kahn, a University of California at Berkeley graduate who once ran for Mayor of Alameda, said the only thing he did with the iPad before it was confiscated was download music to play for Bay Area kids and tourists.

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